BMW M Boss: “We will see models like the CS and CSL”

BMW M | May 13th, 2019 by 17
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Continuing the work of former M CEO boss – Frank Van Meel – Markus Flasch, the new CEO in Garching, brought to light several topics this week, including the possibility of future CS and CSL models. That very same topic was discussed at length by Van Meel prior to his departure for the BMW total vehicle development unit.

“We will see more limited editions, especially models like the CS and, I can imagine, the CSL,” he said.

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“We won’t do this for every car but I would go as far as to say that we also don’t have to stick to coupes only. I can imagine CS and other special versions also will turn up.

“We won’t see the GTS sub-brand in future. There will be CS and maybe CSL. There won’t be a GTS in parallel with CSL.”

Mr Flasch said the M division would also continue to cater for different customer tastes through the sportier Competition spec and more versions of the CS – and potentially CSL – racetrack-oriented variants.

But how would Flasch describe a CSL vehicle from BMW?

“CSL stands for light weight, CSL stands for racetrack ability, and for the purest M character that you can achieve on a car that has still got license plates on it,” Flasch added.

The next generation BMW M3 G80 is due out in 2020, so we won’t be surprised to see a special M3 model arriving within the same calendar year.

[Source: GoAuto]






17 responses to “BMW M Boss: “We will see models like the CS and CSL””

  1. Dailybimmer says:

    Of course it makes sense to make M2 CS/ CSL, because ZM40i is already faster than M2 Comp on most tracks. We hope Mr Flasch will bring us some flashy surprises. How about M1 hybrid with V8 and M10 as BEV, or M7, M6 ( next gen)?

  2. MK says:

    BMW is no longer run by racers

  3. Sikboy says:

    I say stick the new S58 engine in the Z4, give us a Z4M and Z4M Cs… and CSL… the platform makes a lot of sense for a lightweight track car…

  4. You Thana says:

    M2, M3, M4 CSL – Hell Yeah. But please BMW don’t bother the world with a 2ton “CSL” SUV 🙄

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